See Charles McBee perform stand up comedy
on Saturday 4/25 at Q.E.D Astoria. (see below).
An exciting show at Sunnyside’s Thalia Spanish Theatre featuring traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance, celebrating the various cultures that come together and are united by flamenco. Performed until May 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $40, $37 for students and seniors.
GLOBAL MASHUP NO. 2: SCOTLAND MEETS NEW ORLEANS
MacTalla Mor, a Scottish band that won The Celtic Roots Traditional Music Award, and Ayo Maak’s Jazz Pack, an ensemble of musicians led by Ayodele Maakheru, who are exponents of the history of New Orleans Music, mash-up two cultures on one stage – with an open dance floor! Each artist performs a set, and then play an impromptu jam together for the final act. Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. Dance lessons begin at 7 pm followed by a concert and jam at 8 pm. $15/$10 Members/Students
OPEN SEW AT THE CASTLE
Do you quilt, sew or just love fabric and textiles? Or would you like to learn? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing. 1-4 p.m., Bayside Historical Society at 208 Totten Ave. Fort Totten Bayside. $8 Members, $10 non-members.
Artists will have the opportunity to have their portfolios critiqued by Queens Museum curatorial staff. The speed consultations will be an opportunity for artists to engage in focused, private meetings with experts in the field. Artists will also have the chance to sign up to participate in a slide slam of their artwork. Registration begins at 2, portfolio reviews run 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a slide slam of artwork slideshows, video and readings and a cocktail party until 7 p.m. RSVP at http://bit.ly/1ETH8Xc. To submit work for the slide slam visit http://bit.ly/1HFvL8W.
HEARTWORN SUBWAYS 2.0
An evening of short solo sets at Trans Pecos in Ridgewood by NYC songwriters Tall Firs, Sue Garner (Vietnam, Run On), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust), and Alan Licht (Run On, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust, etc.). The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $10.
QUEENS JAZZ OVERGROUND SPRING JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015
Come to the third annual Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Jazz Festival and enjoy 10 hours of free jazz at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., from noon to 10 p.m. Featuring performers from around Queens, from jazz legends to up-and-coming artists, the afternoon will feature master classes by top Queens-based music educators and performances by local middle and high school jazz ensembles, before evening performances in both the theater and gallery.
DAKIN HART: ICONIC DISPLAY
Iconic Display looks at the frames and contexts that are, whether we are conscious of them, or not, or consent to be influenced by them, or not, inextricably entwined with our understanding of specific bodies of work. 1-2 p.m., Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Blvd. Long Island City. $10 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors.
SPRING FLING FOR EARTH DAY
Tours of the Gardens and Vander Ende Onderdonk House, plus crafts, games, music & entertainment. Light refreshments will be available. 12-4 p.m., The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
1820 Flushing Ave. Ridgewood.
NERD IS THE NEW BLACK
Charles McBee brings smart, edgy and hilarious stand up comedy live to Q.E.D Astoria. The comedians featured on this show headline clubs and colleges all over the country and are also featured on MTV, VH1, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Saturday Night Live. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Show runs 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
THE AMERICAN JEWISH SYMPHONY
Join the American Jewish Symphony, an electrifying 50-piece ensemble dedicated to the performance of orchestral works of distinction that explore Jewish Cultural heritage and experience, at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. The Eastern European program features selections of music from Klezmer and folk traditions to music of the American Yiddish Theater, which became a powerful influence on the Broadway musical. The performance will also feature special guest performer Mike Burstyn, one of the world’s most popular Jewish entertainers. Tickets are $42 to $48. For more information or to buy tickets visit www.visitqpac.org.
SAVE THE EARTH TODDLER TALES
Kids ages 3 to 4 years old can join the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Douglaston, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, as they listen to a nature related story followed by a fun craft. Enjoy a snack, meet an animal and take a trail walk (weather permitting). Limit 12 participants. Costs $18 per child to participate.
QUEENS’ NEWEST ORCHESTRA
Join in the revelry of the Borough’s newest music group, the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, as they perform their second concert-ever at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd. in Flushing at 7 p.m. Led by acclaimed maestro Dong-hyun Kim, the orchestra will perform classics like Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” Handel’s “Royal Fireworks Music,” Haydn’s “Trumpet Concerto (featuring Chulho Kim)” and a world premier from local composer Paul Joseph. Admission is a free-will offering. For more information call (718) 359-5996.
COLLEGE POINT TOUR
The college that gave College Point its name is long gone but we have plenty of other sites to see in this former company town built in large part by entrepreneur and railroader Conrad Poppenhusen. Meet at Poppenhusen Institute, 14th Road and 114th Street at noon. (#7 train to Main Street, northbound Q65 bus). $20.
Enjoy activities for all ages, including a petting zoo, arts & crafts, live music, face-painting, food and craft vendors, compost demos, and a beer tent! 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing $2 to $4.
ZEPHYR TEACHOUT ON CORRUPTION
Former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout will be at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills. She will discuss her book “Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United” which is about corruption in this country’s political system. The talk is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 for members of the CQY and $8 for non-members.
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
Watch an exclusive screening of Louis Armstrong’s complete concert performed in East Berlin in 1965. Presented by the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the program will be held at the Museum of the Moving Image starting at 6:30 p.m. and costs $15.